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Welcome to Superior Care Home

Welcome to Superior Care Home, an award-winning skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility serving Paducah and the surrounding area. Our 88-bed facility is licensed by the State of Kentucky and is both Medicare and Medicaid certified.

Guided by our founder Mary Ellen Thompson’s passion for excellence and commitment to compassionate service, Superior Care Home is the area’s trusted and respected source for exceptional post-acute and long-term senior healthcare. Today, we offer our residents what everyone deserves … the very best in:

  • Short- term rehabilitation
  • Skilled nursing
  • Palliative care

We have changed and evolved throughout the years, but one thing remains constant – our commitment to providing superior care and exceptional outcomes, while exceeding expectations of the residents we serve.

Family owned and managed since 1972, we know firsthand that there’s nothing more important than family. Three generations of ours have been dedicated to caring for yours. We take your care to heart and treat you like family…that’s the Superior Care Home difference.

We hope our website provides a glimpse of all that Superior Care Home has to offer as your respected healthcare provider and trusted senior resource. Take your time and come back often.

When it’s time for your to consider care for yourself or a loved one, stop by for a visit … we’re always home. You’ll quickly see there is no place quite like Superior Care Home.


Superior Care Home’s tradition of excellence in senior health care dates back to its founding in 1972 by Mary Ellen Thompson. For more than four decades, her vision, relentless commitment to excellence and heartfelt compassion for service has been the foundation for Superior Care Home’s reputation as Paducah’s trusted choice for exceptional skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.

Mary Ellen Thompson - Founder and Caregiver

Mary Ellen Thompson was an entrepreneur long before it was fashionable for women to have those ambitions. Her mother was a nurse and influenced her passion for caregiving. Ms. Thompson always wanted to follow her mother’s footsteps, but life took her on a different path.

A Michigan native, Ms. Thompson raised seven children while operating several personal care homes in Illinois and Michigan, opening Paducah’s Thompson Laundry in 1954 and jointly owning nursing facilities in Western Kentucky. With a desire to put all of her efforts into her own facility, she purchased the property at 3100 Clay Street and oversaw the construction of Superior Care Home.

She put considerable thought into the name of the facility she founded, wanting it to be a reflection of exceptional care. When she opened the doors of Superior Care Home to the Paducah community, she set a new standard of excellence in long-term care.

Later, after becoming a Superior Care Home resident herself, Ms. Thompson continued to guide, direct and influence. She carried a notebook with tips and personal observations that she generously shared with staff to improve care. It was her residency that resulted in transforming the facility environment from a typical nursing home into a warm, home-like atmosphere.

Since that time, under second- and third-generation family leadership, Superior Care Home remains a vital part of the Paducah community, ever-evolving to meet the changing needs and expectations of our community.

We take pride in being one of the few privately owned and managed nursing facilities in the state of Kentucky … a distinction that allows us to create and maintain a culture of excellence and personalized service.

Our facility has been twice designated The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) Statewide Facility of the Year, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a facility, its staff and residents.

At the heart of our achievements is founder Mary Ellen Thompson. She legacy leaves behind a tireless work ethic, relentless commitment to excellence, humble generosity and compassionate service.